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Blue Sage Pointe at Tallgrass Creek Dedicates Wall of Valor to Honor its Resident Veterans

Nov 14, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (November 11, 2016) – Blue Sage Pointe continuing care neighborhood at Tallgrass Creek retirement community today dedicated a permanent Wall of Valor to honor its residents who have served in the United States armed forces.

Twenty-two residents were honored and thanked with their photos – many of which depict them in their military uniforms – displayed on the wall. They shared stories of their military service with staff.

One of the residents served as...

Tallgrass Creek Wood Workers Design and Create it All

Oct 19, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 19, 2016) -- From doll cradles to book shelves to beautifully-crafted ink pens, Tallgrass Creek retirement community’s wood workers design and create it all. The handy group which formed right after Tallgrass Creek opened its doors in 2007, set up shop in a space behind the Sunflower Bistro, a popular lunch and happy hour spot.

Recently the wood shop relocated to a sizable space on the terrace level of Bluebird Crossing that includes individual tool and work areas. To...

Bentley, an English Bulldog Dressed as Lady Gaga, Wins Tallgrass Creek's Pet Costume Parade

Oct 19, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 19, 2016) – Bentley, an English Bulldog dressed as Lady Gaga, is this year’s winner of Tallgrass Creek’s Pet Costume Parade.

He was selected Top Dog from among a field of 15 contestants that represented an assortment of dog breeds -- inclusive of English Cocker Spaniel, German Shepherd, Bolognese, Boxer, Maltese Shih Tzu, Beagle, Schnauzer, and Yorkshire Terrier.

Bentley, who is...

Cocktail Hour Fundraiser Raises $13,000 for Tallgrass Creek's Resident Care Fund

Oct 12, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 7, 2016) -- "Creating a Spirit of Giving," a cocktail hour fundraiser, raised $13,000 for Tallgrass Creek retirement community's Resident Care Fund. This fund assists residents in the event they deplete their assets.

Attendees (some of whom are seen in attached photo) enjoyed phenomenal wine and dinner. They had a bird's-eye view from outside the campus' the Marketplace of Hummingbird Square, a new 108-apartment home residence building now under construction that is scheduled to open in summer 2017....

Nearly 100 People Participate in Tallgrass Creek's Blue Sage Pointe Olympics

Sep 21, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (September 21, 2016) – Nearly 100 Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents, staff and family members participated in the recently-held Blue Sage Pointe continuing care neighborhood’s Olympics.

The two-week event featured Wii bowling, Frisbee discus toss, Nerf gun shooting range, soda pong/bounce out, remote car races, ladder ball toss, bean bag toss, squirt gun races, and softball shotput.

Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals were awarded in each event....

Tallgrass Creek Residents Explore Dance Fusion

Sep 6, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (September 6, 2016) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents who participate in a weekly Dance Fusion class are learning a wide range of dance styles and multi-cultural influences. And they are doing this in a setting that allows them to explore their love of dance at their own pace, expanding their individual choreographic creativity in the process.

About eight residents regularly attend the 45-minute class, which is included in the community’s monthly Group Fitness offerings. No dance experience is necessary...

Tallgrass Creek Couple Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Sep 1, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS -- Jim and Elsie (Treu) Pickett, of Overland Park and formerly of Salina, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

This joyous occasion was hosted by their family at Tallgrass Creek retirement community in Overland Park.

Jim worked for the Salina Journal in advertising for 40 years. Elsie was a cosmetologist in Salina. They were married August 19, 1946.

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New 108-Apartment Home Residence Building is Under Construction at Tallgrass Creek

Aug 16, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KS (August 16, 2016) – Hummingbird Square, a new 108-apartment home residence building now under construction at Tallgrass Creek retirement community, is scheduled to open in summer 2017.

Hummingbird Square will feature 17 unique floor plans, including seven never-before-seen designs. It will have outdoor space options (patios and balconies) and underground parking.

Each apartment home in Hummingbird Square boasts contemporary finishes like granite countertops, ceramic tile, and stainless steel...

Tallgrass Creek Residents Earn Their Own Olympic Medals

Aug 15, 2016

Tallgrass Creek Residents Earn Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in Their Own Version of Summer Olympics Games

OVERLAND PARK, KC (August 9, 2016) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents August 5 celebrated the Rio Summer Olympics with their own version of the Summer Olympics Games.

The “Tallgrass Creek Summer Olympic Games” began in the swimming pool and continued throughout the day in locales around the retirement community’s campus. An Opening Ceremony...

Tallgrass Creek Residents to Hold Their Own Summer Olympic Games on August 5

Aug 2, 2016

OVERLAND PARK, KC (August 1, 2016) – Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents in Overland Park, KS, will celebrate the Rio Summer Olympics on Friday, August 5, with their own version of the Summer Olympics Games.

The “Tallgrass Creek Summer Olympic Games” will start at 8 a.m. in the swimming pool and will continue throughout the day in locales around the retirement community’s campus, located at 13800 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park, KS, until 1:30 p.m. An Opening Ceremony – complete with residents carrying...